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lucid gel memory foam hybrid mattress review

Lucid Mattress Reviews

In this post we go item by item and review the Lucid Gel Memory Foam Hybrid mattress

Lucid is best known as a budget mattress brand, but we've actually been impressed with their Gel Memory Foam Hybrid mattress. To be frank, for the price, it's hard to find a better hybrid mattress. It might not be for everyone, but there's no denying why this bed is so popular—It's just a good value.

Who Is This Bed Best For?

  • Budget shoppers that want a supportive coil mattress
  • Anyone that just wants a comfy bed (it’s a pretty safe pick)
  • All sleepers (back, stomach, side, and combo)
  • Small, medium, and even heavier individuals

Who Won't Love This Bed?

  • Individuals that want an extra soft or extra firm bed (this particular bed sits right in the middle)
  • People that only buy American-made products


Free Shipping

30 Night Trial Period

10 Year Warranty

See on Amazon

Lucid Mattress Review: Outline Section

Because this is a lengthy, in-depth review, we wanted to create a brief outline so that you can quickly navigate to whichever section you’re most interested in. Click the links below to see more.

Review Overview: All Lucid Mattresses

Gel Memory Foam Hybrid — This is the mattress that we will focus the majority of this review on. In our opinion, it’s the nicest bed that Lucid makes given that it has an accomodating feel and plenty of support from the pocketed coil base. For budget shoppers, we see this being one of your top options.

Gel Memory Foam Mattress — This is perhaps the most popular bed from Lucid based on the fact that it’s really cheap. This is a simple memory foam mattress that’s offered in multiple firmness levels (Medium-Plush, Medium, and Firm) and has a gel memory foam top layer. It’s also available in multiple height options, including 5″, 6″, 8″, 10″, 12″, and 14″. Here’s the link to our full Lucid Gel Memory Foam Mattress Review.

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Lucid Gel Memory Foam Mattress on the the company’s L300 Adjustable Bed Frame

16″ Natural Latex + Memory Foam — This is another all-foam bed just like the one above, only this mattress incorporates latex foam. To our knowledge, this is the most expensive mattress from Lucid with a California king mattress retailing for close to $1,000.

Latex Hybrid Mattress — This bed is similar to the mattress that we cover in this review, with the exception of the fact that it uses latex foam as part of its comfort layers. Interestingly enough, the bed uses more poly foam and memory foam than it does latex foam. It’s available in 10″ and 12″ height profiles. Here’s the link to check pricing on Amazon.

Mattress Topper — While not an actual mattress, Lucid Mattress Toppers are extremely popular online, especially among the cash-strapped who simply cannot afford to buy an entirely new mattress. There’s nothing too special about the toppers, but they will add an extra layer of comfort to your mattress.

Buying The Lucid Gel Memory Foam Hybrid

The Lucid Gel Memory Foam Hybrid is one of the best selling, most popular Amazon mattresses. You can buy it through Lucid’s website, but it seems like the majority of people prefer the convenience of Amazon.

If we operate under the assumption that Amazon is indeed the place where you’ll buy the Lucid Gel Memory Foam Hybrid, here’s what you can expect.

Free shipping — Yes, the mattress ships for free, and that is whether or not you’re an Amazon Prime member. You can, however, potentially get faster shipping if you’re a Prime member (typically 3-5 business days).

Ships in a box — Just like Leesa, Sealy Cocoon, and others, the Lucid Memory Foam Hybrid will ship inside of a box, a four-foot cardboard box to be specific. It will be compressed, rolled up, and wrapped tightly with plastic.

Risk Free Trial period — There isn’t one. You’re basically at the mercy of Amazon and the vendor from which you actually purchase the mattress. By default, Amazon has a 30-day return window and, I believe, you get one mattress return per account. Returns can be a little wonky, so just make sure you want the bed before you hit the “1-Click Buy Now” button.

Warranty — The bed has a 10-year manufacturer warranty. Most beds, whether sold on Amazon or at your local mattress store, will come with a 10-year warranty. It’s the baseline.

Lucid Hybrid Price (And Discount Discussion)

If you’re looking for a cheap bed, this is it, at least amongst other hybrid/coil mattresses. It’s not quite as cheap as the standard Lucid Memory Foam mattress, but then again, objectively speaking, it’s a better mattress. Here’s a pricing breakdown before any discounts.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin$340
Twin XL$350
Full$460
Queen$530
King$670
California King$660

You probably won’t ever pay full retail for this bed. Sure, Lucid says the MSRP for a queen size mattress is $530, but the average selling price on Amazon is around $370 – $400. In other words, no need for a coupon when the price is almost always discounted.

The price of the bed will fluctuate based on the seller (i.e. Amazon or a third party), inventory levels, and time of year. For the most part, though, you’ll be paying under $450 for this bed, regardless of which size you choose. You can click here to check the current price on Amazon for the Gel Memory Foam Hybrid.

Why Weight Matters With This Bed And Others

When you’re tying to find a new mattress, you should factor in your BMI (height-to-weight ratio). A heavier individual puts more stress on a mattress than a petite person and will therefore need a different type of bed. Fortunately, there are plenty of suitable options out there. Here’s our list of the best mattresses for heavy people.

The Lucid Gel Memory Foam Hybrid is actually one of the better budget mattresses for heavier folks. Most mattresses under $500 (or around the $500 mark) are made entirely of foam—they just won’t have the long term support that most coil beds will.

Construction Of The Lucid Gel Memory Foam Hybrid

If you were to cut open the bed (like we did), all you’d see is foam, no coils. That’s because the bed has a foam boarder around the coils for added edge support. Ignoring the foam boarder for a second, though, the rest of the mattress is comprised of two layers of memory foam, one layer of polyurethane foam, and pocketed coils. Here’s a look under the hood of the Lucid Hybrid mattress.

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Construction breakdown (10″ model)

The bed starts with pocketed coils, which act as the support structure for the mattress. We were pleased to see pocketed coils with the bed because they do a better job of localizing support and reducing motion transfer than your typical innerspring unit.

On top of the coils is a transition layer of poly foam. All this layer does is ensure you don’t feel the coils through the top of the mattress.

The top two layers are both memory foam. Lucid says one layer is infused with Aloe Vera, supposedly to make the mattress smell better. We didn’t notice much difference. On top of that is bamboo charcoal memory foam, which is there to draw heat away from the surface to help with temperature regulation.

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Close-up on the cover

The mattress cover is made of a blend of spandex, polyester, and viscose. It’s soft, but it’s nothing special, which is fine since this is a budget-tier mattress.

While the mattress cover is removable, we don’t recommend you do so, as it can be a serious pain to get it back on the mattress. To clean the mattress you should mix mild detergent with warm water and spot clean as necessary.

Alternatively, you can purchase a mattress protector so that you don’t need to worry about cleaning the bed at all. If you happen to spill red wine, for example, you just wash the sheets and mattress protector together. Most mattress protectors are 100% waterproof, but they do tend to make a mattress feel a bit firmer since you’re adding on another layer. You can get mattress protectors on Amazon and most other retailers.

Firmness Ratings For This Bed

Despite the fact that this bed has two layers of memory foam, it really doesn’t have your stereotypical, sink-in memory foam feel. It actually feels more like a neutral, soft foam mattress than a true memory foam bed. Probably the best way to describe it is neutral foam with a hint of memory foam.

You can definitely tell it has memory foam, but there’s no stuck feeling. We find the bed to be quite comfortable and accommodating.

In terms of the firmness rating for the bed, we disagree with Lucid. They call this mattress a “Medium-Plush” whereas compared to the dozens of other mattresses we’ve reviewed, we’d call it a true medium on the soft/firm spectrum.

lucid memory foam hybrid mattress review firmness

We would consider the Lucid Memory Foam Hybrid to be between Tuft & Needle Mint and Molecule. T&N Mint is just a bit softer and Molecule is a tad bit firmer. That said, Lucid and every other mattress will soften as you use it. The bed might start at a proper medium, but after a while it’s going to be closer to a medium-soft.

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Starts as a medium firmness, but it will get softer


Keep in mind that your interpretation of softness/firmness is based on your weight. As an example, a 100 lb person will consider this bed to be closer to a medium-firm, whereas a 250 lb person will contend that it’s a medium-soft from the get-go. This is the reason that we graphically depict firmness as a range, not a set point.

This review is from the perspective of individuals that weigh between 150 lb and 250 lb. If you’re outside of that range, try to factor in your weight as you read through this post.

Approved For Back And Stomach Sleepers?

We typically lump back and stomach sleepers together since both of them gravitate toward firmer mattresses. While the Lucid Memory Foam Hybrid is not a firm mattress, we do think back and stomach sleepers will be okay on this bed.

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Tharon is a big Lucid fan


The coils provide a good amount of bi-directional support, meaning you apply pressure to them and they push back. You won’t just sink into the bed. You’ll definitely feel the support of the coils, which is the main reason we think back and stomach sleepers will be fine, unless, of course, they truly want a firm mattress. In that case, there are better mattresses available.

Will The Lucid Hybrid Accomodate Side Sleepers?

While back and stomach sleepers tend to like firmer beds, side sleepers usually prefer beds on the softer end of the spectrum. Again, the Lucid Memory Foam Hybrid sits on the fence in terms of firmness and is not a particularly soft bed. Even so, it does offer plenty of pressure relief thanks to the top layers of memory foam. This is the chief reason we believe side sleepers will like this mattress.

lucid memory foam hybrid mattress side sleepers
How long until he gets a dead arm?

If you find yourself rotating between two or more sleeping positions at night, you’re what we call a combination sleeper. For more reasons than one, we’d give a big thumbs up to combo sleepers with regard to this mattress.

In fact, while it’s not the softest or firmest bed, it is ideally suited for someone that sleeps in a variety of positions because it has such a neutral, plain Jane feel to it. It really doesn’t matter what sleeping position you favor, Lucid should be just fine for you.

Thoughts On Temperature Regulation

We can’t give a yes-no answer here since numerous factors affect temperature regulation. In general, memory foam beds sleep on the warmer end, but coil beds tend to offer more airflow. The Lucid Hybrid is a mix of both, which is driving force behind us giving this bed a temperature-neutral rating.

lucid gel memory foam hybrid mattress review temperature hot sleepers

If you’re an especially hot sleeper, however, this is probably not your best bet. But, if you sleep anywhere from “cold” to “kind of warm,” you should be fine.

Will Couples Like The Lucid Hybrid Mattress?

There are two extra factors that are of particular importance to couples: edge support and motion isolation. These are less important than feel, firmness, price, etc., but they’re still worth considering.

In terms of edge support, the Lucid Memory Foam Hybrid is okay—good, but not great. It pretty much has the same rating as a lot of these budget mattresses.

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There’s compression, but nothing out of the ordinary

We actually think edge support is an over-hyped factor when considering a mattress. Sure, it’s important if you plan to share a full size mattress, but most couples don’t do that. If you’re on a queen size, or larger, edge support won’t really affect you either way unless you insist on sleeping along the perimeter of the bed. If that’s the case, we’d say look into Simmons Beautyrest Black or Stearns & Foster Estate Addison Grace, both of which are much more expensive than this bed, but have unreal edge support (in a good way).

As for motion isolation, it’s worth checking into if one partner is a light sleeper. If not, don’t worry about this. Most modern mattresses are just fine in the motion isolation department.

Lucid Hybrid Mattress Review: Final Verdict

All things considered, this is one of the best mattresses you can find on Amazon. It’s affordable, accommodating, comfortable, and supportive. It’s really hard to find that combination for under $450. It’s not the nicest mattress we’ve ever reviewed, but it’s not trying to be. This bed is all about value for the money, and we think it has that in spades.

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Comparing Lucid To Casper, Purple & TempurPedic

Purple 2, 3, 4 Mattresses — These are actually hybrid mattresses that incorporate three different types of materials, including Hyper-Elastic Polymer, polyurethane foam, pocketed coils. These are highly supportive beds that feel nothing like the Lucid Gel Memory Foam Hybrid. They almost feel like a giant Dr. Scholl’s insole with springs underneath. The Purple 2, 3, and 4 mattresses are way more expensive than those from Lucid, but they are sure are neat.

Casper — While Casper might feel somewhat like this Lucid mattress, it has more of a soft-foam feel and lacks coils. We’d consider it to be in the “attainable luxury” tier, meaning part of what you’re paying for is Casper mattress brand, but nonetheless it’s a really nice mattress. The big difference between Casper and the Lucid Hybrid is feel, support, and branding.

GhostBed Flex — We consider GhostBed Flex to be one of the coolest mattresses on the market right now. It has several special cooling elements, including coils which allow for increased airflow. It’s a more premium mattress than this Lucid Hybrid, but it also costs way more money. The decision really comes down to price vs features.

TempurPedic — The TempurPedic TEMPUR-Adapt is the entry level bed from TempurPedic. It has a true memory foam feel, even if you get the model with pocketed coils. The main difference between it and Lucid is price, features, quality, and overall feel. They both might have memory foam, but TempurPedic is the only one that truly feels like it.

Review Team

Jeff Rizzo

Jeff Rizzo

Combo Sleeper

louis cote

Louis Côté

Side Sleeper

Dillon Payne

Dillon Payne

Combo Sleeper

Owen

Owen Poole

Side Sleeper

FAQs

How did the Slumber Yard get this mattress?

We were sent the Gel Memory Foam Hybrid by a distributor of Lucid products.

Where is this mattress made?

It's made in China. It still has the CertiPUR-US certification, however.

Does Lucid make other products?

You bet they do! They make plenty of other mattresses, as well as mattress toppers, frames, and more. You can see all of them here on Amazon.

Is this bed only available in a 10" version?

No. They also make a 12" bed. Also, the latex hybrid model is really similar to this one.

Tell me about Lucid's adjustable bed frame.

It is one of the more sought after bed frames on Amazon. It's easy to put together. It's affordable. And it has most of the basic features that people want in an adjustable base. Here's a link to our full Lucid L300 Adjustable Base review.